Jimmie Johnson gets a whole Delaware day in his honor

Jay Busbee
From the Marbles

Jimmie Johnson already dominates NASCAR. Now he's taking over entire states.

Sunday, May 15 will be recognized in Delaware as "Jimmie Johnson Day," per a resolution of the Delaware General Assembly. He's being recognized for his work on the track; May 15 is also the day that the Sprint Cup series returns to Dover's Monster Mile. He won at Dover last year, and owns six wins overall at the track. The only drivers ever to win seven times at the track are Richard Petty and Bobby Allison, so that's fairly good company.

The resolution "urges the people of the State of Delaware to observe the day with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities." Paint the kids blue and shop at Lowe's, everybody!

If you want to go see the festivities in person, visit DoverSpeedway.com. But be careful; once you get into the state of Delaware, you may not get out. Lord Vader has a way of keeping rebellious types in line with extreme force. And you know this is only the first stop in a run that will end in the White House in 2028.

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